AL men won’t be spared if found involved in graft, says Quader
Published : Saturday, 21 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 880
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday the drive against corruption and irregularities will be conducted across the country.
He said that not only Chhatra League and Juba League members but also Awami League (AL) men will not be spared if he or
she is found involved in corruption.
He came up with the warning while talking to journalists at Awami League president's Dhanmondi political office in the city.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said, "The Prime Minister has directed to take actions against those who are involved in wrongdoing and corruption".
"The Awami League government is prepared to run multiple drives against corruption and criminals to uproot them," he said.
He further said: "We are monitoring the situation. Not only Chhatra League or Jubo League leaders, all will be brought under justice."
Quader also promised that this government is determined to bring all casino owners to book. Action will be taken if it is found that the casino business was being operated with support from any political leader or anyone from administration as no godfather will be spared, he said.
Quader has claimed that BNP introduced the casino culture in Bangladesh.
Replying to a question about BNP leaders' statement that Awami League has turned the city [Dhaka] of mosques into a city of casinos, the Awami League leader said, "It's BNP who made Dhaka a city of casinos."
Asked whether AL is embarrassed over the allegations raised against its associate bodies, he said, "We're happy as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has become more popular with the action she has taken as it has brightened the image of the party and the government."
"The Awami League government is prepared to run multiple drives against corruption and criminals to uproot them," he added.
Meanwhile, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided at least six illegal casinos in Dhaka and arrested an Awami Jubo League leader, for allegedly running one of those establishments, on Wednesday.
Many of these casinos were reportedly run by many of the ruling party leaders and organizations, according to sources and locals.
During the raids, the elite force also seized around Tk40 lakh, gambling equipment and illegal liquor, among other items, from three of the casinos.